Test Catalog

Test ID: TICKS    
Tick-Borne Disease Antibodies Panel, Serum

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Evaluation of the most common tick-borne diseases found in the United States, including Lyme disease, human monocytic and granulocytic ehrlichiosis, and babesiosis


Evaluation of patients with a history of, or suspected, tick exposure who are presenting with fever, myalgia, headache, nausea, and other nonspecific symptoms


Seroepidemiological surveys of the prevalence of the infection in certain populations

Profile Information A profile is a group of laboratory tests that are ordered and performed together under a single Mayo Test ID. Profile information lists the test performed, inclusive of the test fee, when a profile is ordered and includes reporting names and individual availability.

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
EHRCEhrlichia Chaffeensis (HME) Ab, IgGYesYes
ANAPAnaplasma phagocytophilum Ab, IgG,SYesYes
BABGBabesia microti IgG Ab, SYesYes
LYMELyme Disease Serology, SYesYes

Reflex Tests Lists tests that may or may not be performed, at an additional charge, depending on the result and interpretation of the initial tests.

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
LYWBLyme Disease Ab, Immunoblot, SYesNo

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

If Lyme disease screen is positive or equivocal, then Lyme disease antibody confirmation will be performed at an additional charge.


See Acute Tick-Borne Disease Testing Algorithm in Special Instructions.

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

EHRC, ANAP, BABG: Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA)

LYME: Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)

NY State Available Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test

Tick-Borne Ab Panel, S

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Babesia microti
Borrelia burgdorferi
E. chaffeensis
Lyme Disease
Tick-Borne Diseases
Western Blot Assay
Anaplasma phagocytophilum
HME (Human Monocytotropic Ehrlichiosis)
Human Granulocytic Anaplasmosis (HGA)